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State Demographics Data - AZ

Arizona

Demographics & Social
2017
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 924,900
% Foreign Born 13.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 41.0%
% change: 1990-2000 135.9%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White
61.8%
Black or African American
3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.8%
Asian
17.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.5%
Other race
13.9%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 558,416
% Latino 60.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 4.4%
18-64 79.2%
65 and older 15.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

44.9
Gender (% female) 52.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 22.3%
Married 60.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.3%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 6,091,370
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 36.1%
% change: 1990-2000 32.1%
Race (%)  
One race 96.0%
White 80.0%
Black or African American 4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.1%
Asian 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Other race 5.0%
Two or more races 4.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 1,643,757
% Latino 27.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.0%
5-17 19.0%
18-64 56.6%
65 and older 17.3%
Median Age 35.8
Gender (% female) 50.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.6%
Married 44.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.0%
Foreign Born
Number 656,183
% Foreign Born 12.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 4,474,449
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Foreign Born
Number 278,205
% Foreign Born 7.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 3,387,023
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

924,900
Born in Africa 29,322
Born in Asia 193,287
Born in Europe 84,976
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 570,013
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 41,130
Born in Oceania 6,172
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

924,900
Europe 84,976
Northern Europe 23,593
United Kingdom
18,423
Ireland
2,421
Other Northern Europe
2,749
Western Europe 21,233
France
2,599
Germany
13,112
Other Western Europe
5,522
Southern Europe 8,019
Italy
3,965
Portugal
469
Other Southern Europe
3,585
Eastern Europe 32,087
Poland
5,412
Russia
4,616
Other Eastern Europe
22,059
Other Europe (no country specified) 44
Asia 193,287
Eastern Asia 43,102
China
28,770

China, excluding Taiwan

24,275

Taiwan

4,495
Japan
4,649
Korea
9,683
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 58,364
India
45,481
Iran
5,136
Other South Central Asia
7,747
Southeastern Asia 64,083
Philippines
31,275
Vietnam
21,148
Other Southeastern Asia
11,660
Western Asia 27,187
Israel
1,796
Lebanon
1,540
Other Western Asia
23,851
Other Asia (no country specified) 551
Africa 29,322
Eastern Africa 11,480
Northern Africa
3,650
Western Africa
4,720
Middle and Southern Africa
6,095
Other Africa (no country specified)
3,377
Oceania 6,172
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,921
Oceania (no country specified) 4,251
Americas 611,143
Latin America 570,013
Caribbean
14,729

Cuba

6,468

Jamaica

2,046

Other Caribbean

6,215
Central America
534,664

Mexico

502,330

El Salvador

6,564

Other Central America

25,770
South America
20,620

Brazil

2,767

Colombia

4,263

Other South America

13,590
Northern America 41,130
Canada
40,749
Other Northern America
381
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 300,489
1990-1999 224,243
2000-2009 226,272
Since 2010 173,896
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.2%
Born in Asia 20.9%
Born in Europe 9.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 61.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4.4%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 58.8
Country #2 5.00%
Country #3 3.4
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.2%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 2.0%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.3%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.4%
Other Western Europe 0.6%
Southern Europe 0.9%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 3.5%
Poland 0.6%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 2.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 20.9%
Eastern Asia 4.7%
China 3.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.6%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 1.0%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.3%
India 4.9%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 0.8%
Southeastern Asia 6.9%
Philippines 3.4%
Vietnam 2.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.3%
Western Asia 2.9%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 2.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 3.2%
Eastern Africa 1.2%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 0.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.7%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.7%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.5%
Americas 66.1%
Latin America 61.6%
Caribbean 1.6%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.7%
Central America 57.8%
Mexico 54.3%
El Salvador 0.7%
Other Central America 2.8%
South America 2.2%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.5%
Other South America 1.5%
Northern America 4.4%
Canada 4.4%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 32.5%
1980-1989 24.2%
1990-1999 24.5%
Since 2000 18.8%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 656,183
Born in Africa 8,475
Born in Asia 77,450
Born in Europe 71,674
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 469,033
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 26,395
Cat28 3,156
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.3%
Born in Asia 11.8%
Born in Europe 10.9%
Born in Latin America 71.5%
Born in Northern America 4.0%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 66.4
Country #2 4.00%
Country #3 2.4
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 266,338
Born in Africa 2,917
Born in Asia 35,921
Born in Europe 47,053
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 162,530
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 16,555
Cat21 1,362
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 381
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.1%
Born in Asia 13.5%
Born in Europe 17.7%
Born in Latin America 61.0%
Born in Northern America 6.2%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 54.8
Country #2 5.60%
Country #3 4.00%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 924,900
Naturalized citizens 401,048
Noncitizens 523,852
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 401,048
Before 1980 51,134
1980-1989 42,296
1990-1999 77,427
2000-2009 120,374
Since 2010 109,817
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 43.4%
Noncitizens 56.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 12.8%
1980-1989 10.5%
1990-1999 19.3%
2000-2009 30.0%
Since 2010 27.4%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 656,183
Naturalized citizens 193,944
Noncitizens 462,239
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 29.6%
Noncitizens 70.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 278,205
Naturalized citizens 108,878
Noncitizens 169,327
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.1%
Noncitizens 60.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 279,245
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 21,120
% married among women who gave birth
73.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,324,772
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 67,601
% married among women who gave birth 59.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 40.2%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.41
Average family size 3.89
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.56
Average family size 3.2
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 1,532,662
Only native parent(s)
1,091,297
One or more foreign-born parents
441,365

Child is native

399,311

Child is foreign born

42,054
Children under age 6 with 488,517
Only native parent(s)
363,878
One or more foreign-born parents
124,639

Child is native

116,605

Child is foreign born

8,034
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,044,145
Only native parent(s)
727,419
One or more foreign-born parents
316,726

Child is native

282,706

Child is foreign born

34,020
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

686,248
Only native parents 432,785
One or more foreign-born parents 253,463
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 71.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 28.8%
Child is native 26.1%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.5%
Child is native 23.9%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 69.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 30.3%
Child is native 27.1%
Child is foreign born 3.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 63.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.9%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,285,892
Only native parent(s) 952,633
One or more foreign-born parents 333,259
Child is native 253,839
Child is foreign born 79,420
Children under age 6 with 429,405
Only native parent(s) 310,949
One or more foreign-born parents 118,456
Child is native 104,222
Child is foreign born 14,234
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 856,487
Only native parent(s) 641,684
One or more foreign-born parents 214,803
Child is native 149,617
Child is foreign born 65,186
Children in Low-Income Families* 555,239
Only native parents 344,855
One or more foreign-born parents 210,384
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.9%
Child is native 19.7%
Child is foreign born 6.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.6%
Child is native 24.3%
Child is foreign born 3.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.1%
Child is native 17.5%
Child is foreign born 7.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 62.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.9%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 938,137
Only native parent(s) 791,052
One or more foreign-born parents 147,085
Child is native 115,512
Child is foreign born 31,573
Children under age 6 with 337,743
Only native parent(s) 287,212
One or more foreign-born parents 50,531
Child is native 43,930
Child is foreign born 6,601
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 600,394
Only native parent(s) 503,840
One or more foreign-born parents 96,554
Child is native 71,582
Child is foreign born 24,972
Children in Low-Income Families* 425,843
Only native parents 329,903
One or more foreign-born parents 95,940
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.7%
Child is native 12.3%
Child is foreign born 3.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.0%
Child is native 13.0%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.1%
Child is native 11.9%
Child is foreign born 4.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 77.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.5%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.